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Is your business prepared for a disaster?

Be Prepared. Make a Plan. SBA has tools you can use.

Getting back to business after a disaster depends on how prepared you are today. Small business owners invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to make their ventures successful, and yet, while the importance of emergency planning may seem self-evident, it may get put on the back-burner in the face of more immediate concerns.

The following materials and resources can help small businesses make plans to recover from financial losses and business interruption, and to protect their employees, the community, and the environment.

Read and Be Ready

SBA Encourages the Public to Plan for Disasters During National Preparedness Month
Fact Sheet: Disaster Assistance for Businesses of All Sizes
Fact Sheet: Disaster Assistance for Homeowners & Renters
How can I prepare my small business for disaster?

Who Can Help You Prepare?

SBA Disaster Recovery
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Institute for Business and Home Safety
Red Cross
Red Cross Ready Rating Program

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Recommended Sites

Information resource for small business owners.
Helping small business understand their legal requirements and locate government services from federal, state and local agencies.
Official information and services from the U.S. government.
The Minority Business Development Agency fosters the establishment and growth of minority- owned businesses in America.

The Better Business Bureau is the resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council provides certification, opportunities and resources to women-owned businesses.

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